With Diablo III going through growing pains, perhaps you've found yourself going back to Skyrim to pick more pockets and to slay a few more dragons. The problem with Skyrim is that even though there's so much to do, it has a tendency to get repetitive, though continued updates and mods are helping to keep things fresh. The newest update, straight from Bethesda, adds a brand new element to Skyrim in the form of mounted combat.
Roccat's marketing mavens may have drank a gallon of Red Bull when typing up the press release for the company's new 'Savu' mid-size hybrid gaming mouse, a rodent "built to reign supreme as the new titan of optical sensor mice." Those are just some of the mighty big statements Roccat uses to describe the Savu, which wields a hefty 4,000 DPI optical sensor and supports the company's Easy-Shift[+] technology.
The much anticipated third installment of the popular hack-and-slash Diablo series launched earlier today at one minute past the stroke of midnight, which means some of you reading this (or not reading this, at it were) have been giving your mouse a workout for around eight hours straight. Those who didn't download a pre-ordered digital copy ahead of time faced potentially long lines at retail stores, such as the one seen here at a Fry's Home Electronics store in Las Vegas.
Sorry BioShock fans, you'll have to sit back and wait for February 26, 2013 to roll around before getting your hands on BioShock Infinite. Take-Two Interactive on Wednesday announced that the upcoming first-person shooter from Irrational Games is being delayed until next year, with creative director Ken Levine adding, "We're doing things that no one has ever done in a first person shooter."
It's sort of a weird time for game developers and publishers. Despite a reluctance on the part of Microsoft and Sony to talk about and/or announce next generation console hardware, the current crop of consoles are gettting long in the tooth and, as many suspect, facing succession. It's already happening with Nintendo's Wii console as the Wii U draws closer to release, and within the next year or so, it's conceivable to think there will be a PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 in the wild, too. Despite the uncertainty, however, EA isn't holding back and intends to invest a healthy $80 million into developing titles for next generation consoles. Does EA know something we don't?
Ask Microsoft about its future console plans and the company will pretend that the world revolves around the Xbox 360, that it "found new ways to extend its lifecycle" through the Kinect and other enhancements, and that any talk of an Xbox 720 is merely rumors and speculation, which the company doesn't comment on. Unofficially, however, Microsoft's next console may have entered the production phase.
Seemingly since the beginning of time, man and woman have been willing to paying discounted prices for subsidized hardware with long-term service agreements. It's how the majority of smartphones are sold, and in the dial-up era, you could snag a low-cost PC if you were willing to pay out the nose for blazing fast 56K Internet service. Could the same principle drive Xbox 360 sales? Get ready to find out.
Those of you rocking Team CoD t-shirts rather than Team Battlefield gear, you'll be pleased to know that Activision is getting ready to release Call of Duty: Black Ops II. We know this not because of a rumor or whispers in the wind, but because an official pre-order page by Activision popped up in the U.K. advertising that the upcoming game will start shipping November 13, 2012.
If you're an investor who owns stock in Nintendo, you may have received a financial note that states, "Thank you investor! But our revenue is in another castle!" Not all of it, mind you, but a significant chunk of Nintendo's revenue was a no-show for the game maker's fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Nintendo posted a loss totaling more than half a billion dollars on $8 billion in revenue, part of which is due to selling 3DS handheld consoles below cost.
Leisure Suit Larry is returning to the Land of the Lounze Lizards, and it's all because of the generosity of thousands of nostalgic old school adventure gamers who pledged the necessary half a million dollars to make it happen. With six days to spare, Al Lowe, creator of the original Larry games and not the last two abominations that sullied the franchise, is promising more content if pledges top $750,000.